Content about New York

April 6, 2011

Most retail segments showed solid year-over-year retail growth in March, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, a macroeconomic report tracking national retail and services sales.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Most retail segments showed solid year-over-year retail growth in March, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, a macroeconomic report tracking national retail and services sales.

April 6, 2011

Walgreens on Wednesday morning launched a national health initiative, Walk with Walgreens, at its flagship store in Times Square.

NEW YORK — Walgreens on Wednesday morning launched a national health initiative, Walk with Walgreens, here at its flagship store in Times Square.

The new initiative was created to lead to the prevention and early detection of leading diseases, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes, the pharmacy operator stated.

April 6, 2011

Zippity Doo's line of lice prevention hair care products for children has expanded into Canada and now is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

MERRICK, N.Y. — Zippity Doo's line of lice prevention hair care products for children has expanded into Canada and now is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Zippity Doo's offerings include a shampoo, conditioner, styling gel, leave-in detangler, as well as a surface spray, that parents can use on their children's hair and on items they frequently share, such as hats, towels and brushes.

The pediatrician-approved line features natural ingredients and is free of parabens and sodium laureth sulfate.

April 5, 2011

An overwhelming majority of Consumer Reports readers are highly satisfied with their independent pharmacy experiences, as compared with experiences at some of the national chains, a report to be published in the May issue found.

NEW YORK — An overwhelming majority of Consumer Reports readers are highly satisfied with their independent pharmacy experiences, as compared with experiences at some of the national chains, a report to be published in the May issue found.

April 5, 2011

Help Remedies on Monday named 20-year industry veteran Mark Cieslinski SVP sales.

NEW YORK — Help Remedies on Monday named 20-year industry veteran Mark Cieslinski SVP sales.

“We are excited to have Mark’s energy, enthusiasm and retail partnership experience as we expand on a national level,” stated Help Remedies CEO Richard Fine.

April 5, 2011

French skin care brand Vichy Labs will launch in May its new ProEven total dark spot corrector, a formula with DeeperCell-concentrate designed to help address dark spots and uneven skin tone.

NEW YORK — French skin care brand Vichy Labs will launch in May its new ProEven total dark spot corrector, a formula with DeeperCell-concentrate designed to help address dark spots and uneven skin tone.

April 4, 2011

CandyRific is boosting Mike and Ike candy offerings with new items.

NEW YORK — CandyRific is boosting Mike and Ike candy offerings with new items.

April 4, 2011

A new functional beverage that promises to help curb hangovers is hitting the market.

NEW YORK — A new functional beverage that promises to help curb hangovers is hitting the market.

Mercy said its namesake beverage is a 60-calorie drink that's formulated with amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins, which is designed to replenish the body with key nutrients and prevent such hangover symptoms as headaches and nausea from occurring, according to the company.

April 4, 2011

PL Developments on Monday announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to sell and distribute store-brand over-the-counter versions of omeprazole sodium bicarbonate capsules, the generic version of Merck’s Zegerid OTC.

WESTBURY, N.Y. — PL Developments on Monday announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to sell and distribute store-brand over-the-counter versions of omeprazole sodium bicarbonate capsules, the generic version of Merck’s Zegerid OTC.

Par Pharmaceutical currently has approval for the prescription product and has filed for the OTC version. Upon FDA approval and upon favorable resolution of intellectual property litigation, PL Developments will begin marketing the new store-brand proton-pump inhibitor, the company stated.

April 4, 2011

Pepsi is gearing up to launch a low-calorie soft drink, according to published reports.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Pepsi is gearing up to launch a low-calorie soft drink, according to published reports.

The beverage maker will debut Pepsi Next, which will tout 60 calories per 12-oz. can, Beverage Digest reported last week. The beverage could be the company's way of meeting diet soda drinkers half way.

Pepsi's portfolio of beverages includes its namesake, Pepsi Max, Pepsi Natural, Pepsi One, Pepsi Throwback and Pepsi Wild Cherry, as well as diet and caffeine-free varieties.

April 4, 2011

French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis may get a name change soon, according to a published report.

NEW YORK — French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis may get a name change soon, according to a published report.

Bloomberg reported that the drug maker had scheduled a vote at its May 6 stockholders meeting to shorten the name to “Sanofi.” The article paraphrased a spokesman as saying that the current name is difficult for people in some countries to pronounce.

The Sanofi-Aventis name came into being following the 2004 acquisition of Aventis by Sanofi-Synthelabo.

April 4, 2011

Retailers rank among the highest for their customer service, according to a new report by the Temkin Group.

NEW YORK — Retailers rank among the highest for their customer service, according to a new report by the Temkin Group.

The consulting and research firm analyzed responses from 6,000 consumers, found that Amazon.com ranked No. 1 for providing an "excellent" customer experience, coming in with a ranking of 81.3%. A business qualifies for an "excellent" rating when their score is 80% or higher, Temkin said.

April 1, 2011

Prepare for a juice drink experience that "fuses" fruity flavors and nutritional ingredients.

WHITESTONE, N.Y. — Prepare for a juice drink experience that "fuses" fruity flavors and nutritional ingredients.

Fuze said that each of its 12 flavors tout vitamins A, C and E, and also contain distinctive fruit flavors and an added nutrient commonly associated with those fruits.

The original Fuze line consists of seven flavors:

April 1, 2011

Some of the nation's most popular retailers earned a spot on Interbrand's annual ranking of the 50 most valuable U.S. retail brands.

NEW YORK — Some of the nation's most popular retailers earned a spot on Interbrand's annual ranking of the 50 most valuable U.S. retail brands.

Walmart topped the list, with Target coming in the No. 2 spot, while CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens and Sam's Club respectively earned the fifth, sixth and seventh spots.

Other retailers on the list included Publix, Dollar General, Costco, Whole Foods and Family Dollar.

April 1, 2011

Sundial has announced that Walgreens has become the exclusive national drug store retail partner for its SheaMoisture hair care line and will carry the products on shelf and online, beginning April 1.

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial has announced that Walgreens has become the exclusive national drug store retail partner for its SheaMoisture hair care line and will carry the products on shelf and online, beginning April 1.

"We are very excited to launch our newest collection at Walgreens," stated Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Sundial Creations, maker of SheaMoisture. "They have been a key partner in the growth of our business and we are enthusiastic about bringing organic hair care products to such a broad consumer base."

March 31, 2011

The Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Estée Lauder, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty and Flirt!, has announced that its Aramis and Designer Fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance and grooming business of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, a Milan-based men’s luxury clothing and accessory business.

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Estée Lauder, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty and Flirt!, has announced that its Aramis and Designer Fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance and grooming business of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, a Milan-based men’s luxury clothing and accessory business.

March 31, 2011

Patients diagnosed with high blood-glucose levels that cannot control the condition over time likely will develop such eye-related complications as retinopathy 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.

NEW YORK — Patients diagnosed with high blood-glucose levels that cannot control the condition over time likely will develop such eye-related complications as retinopathy 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology.

March 31, 2011

The Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has signed on to be part of Poise’s “Great Women in History” series, launched last year, to highlight the fact that many great women throughout history have had to contend with light bladder leakage, Poise manufacturer Kimberly-Clark announced Thursday.

NEW YORK — The Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has signed on to be part of Poise’s “Great Women in History” series, launched last year, to highlight the fact that many great women throughout history have had to contend with light bladder leakage, Poise manufacturer Kimberly-Clark announced Thursday.

March 31, 2011

Johnson & Johnson on April 4 will install Pat Mutchler as head of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, according to a Wednesday evening Associated Press report.

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson on April 4 will install Pat Mutchler as head of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, according to a Wednesday evening Associated Press report.

According to the report, Johnson & Johnson said the changes will allow the company to "give focused attention to quality and compliance, and the critical task of restoring McNeil Consumer Healthcare brands."

March 31, 2011

Patients that have been handling their diabetes for a long time are less likely to experience complications, according to a new study conducted by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers.

NEW YORK — Patients that have been handling their diabetes for a long time are less likely to experience complications, according to a new study conducted by Joslin Diabetes Center researchers.

Among 351 participants in the "Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study," researchers found that among veteran Type 1 diabetics — who have been living with the condition for 50 years or more — 43% were free from advanced diabetic eye complications, while 87% were free from kidney disease, 39% were free from nerve disease and 52% were free from cardiovascular disease.

March 30, 2011

Graphic Armor, in association with Kiss and Condomania, on Wednesday announced the release of Kiss Kondoms, FDA-approved "picture condoms" featuring a full color image on the latex.

NEW YORK — Graphic Armor, in association with Kiss and Condomania, on Wednesday announced the release of Kiss Kondoms, FDA-approved "picture condoms" featuring a full color image on the latex.

March 30, 2011

Prestige Brands on Wednesday announced the launch of a new one-dose-per-day allergy medicine — PediaCare 24-hour allergy.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands on Wednesday announced the launch of a new one-dose-per-day allergy medicine: PediaCare 24-Hour Allergy.

"We listened to what the moms were looking for: a safe and effective allergy product for their children, ages 2 years and up, that works, has only one dose per day and tastes good," stated Sherry Polevoy, PediaCare senior brand manager. "Parents don't have to worry about redosing during the day, it's dye-free and it's a flavor that kids love: grape."

March 30, 2011

The "battle of the bulge" can be won by adding sleep and relaxation to diet and exercise, according to a new study.

NEW YORK — The "battle of the bulge" can be won by adding sleep and relaxation to diet and exercise, according to a new study.

Published in the International Journal of Obesity, a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers found that among 472 obese participants with body mass indexes of 30 to 50, weight loss significantly correlated with decreased stress levels.

March 30, 2011

Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday introduced new resources for patients concerned about blood pressure and how to best manage their numbers at the Wegmans pharmacy counter.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wegmans Food Markets on Tuesday introduced new resources for patients concerned about blood pressure and how to best manage their numbers at the Wegmans pharmacy counter. Wegmans also is hosting a blood pressure page on Wegmans.com, where patients can watch seven short videos on ways toward good readings.

March 29, 2011

Costco Wholesale CEO Jim Sinegal has made the Barron’s magazine list of the top 30 CEOs.

NEW YORK — Costco Wholesale CEO Jim Sinegal has made the Barron’s magazine list of the top 30 CEOs.

Sinegal earned the 22nd spot on the list. The magazine pointed out his busy travel schedule, which takes him to most of Costco’s 582 stores every year, as well as a recent trip to Asia from which he arrived in Issaquah, Wash., at 8 a.m., showered and was in the office at 9 a.m.